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Newcastle United 1-1 Southampton

Jay Rodriguez put the finishing touch to a wonderful move as Southampton held Newcastle at St James' Park.

The Magpies took the lead in the first half when Yoan Gouffran took the ball around keeper Paulo Gazzaniga after a poor error by defender Jos Hooiveld.

Southampton equalised through Rodriguez, who slotted in after a great one-two with Steven Davis.

Loic Remy then wasted a golden chance to score Newcastle's second, striking well wide after Gazzaniga's mistake.

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Newcastle momentum carries on - Pardew

A match which was tepid at best in the first half burst into life in the second - with the entertainment provided by unexpected sources.

Apart from an ambitious 20-yard volley from a corner by Mathieu Debuchy there was little of note to report in the opening 25 minutes.

Gouffran changed that when he scored Newcastle's opener. The Frenchman, who joined the Magpies in January, was at his sharpest when he pounced after Hooiveld's error before tapping in. That was the £500,000 signing's fourth goal in as many home games.

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino's experiment with Rickie Lambert, Dani Osvaldo and Jay Rodriguez in attack did not work in the opening 45 minutes, so the Argentine introduced Lallana for Osvaldo at half-time.

That piece of tinkering paid dividends in the 65th minute when Lallana started off the move that led to the equaliser.

The England international picked up the ball in the middle before feeding Rodriguez. He then found the impressive Davis, who earlier hit the woodwork with a 20-yard shot, before collecting the return and finishing with a low sweeping shot from inside the area. It was an excellent counter-attack.

Newcastle should have re-taken the lead soon after but Remy inexplicably failed to score his ninth of the season - firing wildly from close range following Gazzaniga's atrocious clearance.

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Draw was a fair result - Pochettino

While some Saints fans may have been amused by Remy's miss, the laughter spread around the whole stadium when Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko sent referee Mike Jones to the turf after accidentally slapping him in the face.

The Cheshire official needed treatment for a bloody nose but took the view that the France international did not intend to make contact with him.

And with a few minutes of the match remaining a scuffle broke out on the sidelines which resulted in the goalkeeping coaches of both sides - Southampton's Toni Jimenez and Newcastle's Andy Woodman - sent off following a disagreement over Morgan Schneiderlin's foul on Massadio Haidara.

It was an incident that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew later described as "a bit of panto season".

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Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26Debuchy
  • 3SantonSubstituted forHaidaraat 78'minutes
  • 8Anita
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 7Sissoko
  • 24TiotéBooked at 66mins
  • 14Remy
  • 23AmeobiSubstituted forCisséat 61'minutes
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forBen Arfaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cissé
  • 10Ben Arfa
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 19Haidara
  • 21Elliot
  • 25Obertan
  • 28Ameobi

Southampton

  • 25Gazzaniga
  • 22Chambers
  • 23Shaw
  • 16Ward-ProwseSubstituted forSchneiderlinat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Lovren
  • 26Hooiveld
  • 8Davis
  • 18CorkBooked at 64mins
  • 7Lambert
  • 17OsvaldoSubstituted forLallanaat 45'minutes
  • 9RodriguezSubstituted forGallagherat 90+7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Yoshida
  • 4Schneiderlin
  • 6Fonte
  • 10Ramírez
  • 20Lallana
  • 40Gallagher
  • 41Cropper
Referee:
Michael Jones
Attendance:
49,164

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Southampton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Southampton 1.
Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Luke Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Sam Gallagher replaces Jay Rodriguez.
Attempt saved. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Steven Davis.

Booking

Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).
Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.
Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Southampton).
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Paulo Gazzaniga (Southampton) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.
Offside, Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.
Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).
Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Steven Davis.
Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).
Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Offside, Southampton. Steven Davis tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.
Dejan Lovren (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Rickie Lambert.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Luke Shaw (Southampton).
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Davide Santon.
Attempt blocked. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rickie Lambert.
Offside, Southampton. Luke Shaw tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.
Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).
Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Paulo Gazzaniga.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Arsenal1611231635
2Chelsea1610331433
3Man City1610242932
4Everton168711231
5Liverpool159331630
6Newcastle16835-127
7Tottenham15834-127
8Southampton16664524
9Man Utd15645322
10Swansea15546119
11Aston Villa15546-219
12Hull16547-619
13Stoke16466-518
14Cardiff16457-1017
15Norwich15528-1417
16West Brom16367-515
17West Ham16358-614
18Crystal Palace164111-1313
19Fulham164111-1513
20Sunderland162311-189
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